Friday, December 24, 2010

Check Your List Twice

Eat up. Drink up.

Made a few of these for a present for my mom! 

Here is Christy and Jason (he was in Boy Meets World, Full House, Step by Step, and many more!) We met them the other night at Whiskey Kitchen... too fun!

We also met Chord Overstreet from GLEE at the Kitchen. He was awesome.

Here's precious little Chord in the Christmas Glee episode! What a cutie xox

Christmas Nikes. I don't hate it.

Hahaha - Hysterical!

Ho ho ho. Merrrrry Christmas! :) 

I swear if Nashville got a White Christmas... I don't think I'd know what to do with myself!

Hope you have a magically special Christmas! 



Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

I Was Perfect. The Black Swan

I finally saw The Black Swan. I have been waiting for this day for weeks however, I was still not prepared for the mind game(s) it was about to play on me. 

The movie was so beautifully done and the acting by Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis was incredible. I cannot wait to see how many Oscars this movie wins! It was honestly the best movie I have seen in years, if not, ever. I saw it twice in one day. 

This movie was so complex and detailed, too. Little details such as the reoccurring theme of black and white was so interesting to me. Nina (Portman) usually wore white because she was the more pure character in the film. Whereas, Lily (Kunis) wore all black usually because she was the more expressive and lively ballerina. The colors also changed because Nina eventually wore grey in the transition from White Swan to Black Swan. It was a really interesting detail to me. 

I had never felt so involved in a movie in my entire life. I felt Natalie Portman's pain and I welled with tears when she succeeded. Her expression is so visible on screen and literally had me and all 3 of my friends at the edge of our seats throughout the entire movie. She made me feel like I were right there with her experiencing it first-hand: every movie-goer's dream come true. Portman's purity is so transparent and appears so real throughout the entire movie. She is so expressive in her attention to detail.  

"This is me seducing you... Now... you seduce me"

Although extremely twisted, Black Swan proved many points.
 ... Including every girl needs a little bit of a bad side... 

"Loose yourself"
Nina eventually sacrifices herself to literally become the black swan that she is told to be. Her ballerina jewelry box signifies this as it breaks, showing that she is only to do her art; dance as her characters. Sometimes it is okay for us just to feel something and loose ourselves in that moment... as long as we are able to bring ourselves back from it... 

This movie also showed such dedication and that if you really want something you can achieve it 

This quote fits the film so perfectly. Nina become so enthralled in her character that she lose herself mentally and physically. Although 
the mental battle eventually defined her and complicated her.


Such an elegantly twisted movie! You must go see it. Go on, quickly! Before you hear the ending from someone else... 
But I do advise you to be ready for a small therapy sesh when it is all said and done ;) 



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Just Feel It.

An amazing week with my best friends...

Today I got home from a wonderful little stint to my all-time favorite getaway... Naples, FL

I have been going to this southern florida escape my entire life and it holds so many precious memories to me! It just so happens that several of my other friends have houses there and we've been able to coordinate going at the same times during holidays. This holiday I went with all girls to Kat's condo. It was so much fun. 

Here is a small taste of the fun that was had...

Christmasy condo + Palm tree heaven!

How could this get old?

A few of the ole' canoes at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club

Chris Craft

A favorite part of the trip, for me, was riding this Chris Craft. It was stunning. The mahogany hull boats are so classy and beautiful. I was so happy when we walked up! I had always wanted to ride in one...  

A lighthouse automatically reminds me of my grandmother, what a fun reminder! 

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too?!" I thought I was the only one"
-C.S. Lewis

Bundled up on the Chris Craft! (Such a gorgeous boat) - So cold. So worth it. 

I love this picture! Shrimp's little jig makes me smile!

Our little trail to sea shell exploration...

On the hunt for the perfect shell...

Feeling like the only one on the beach is a liberating thing... 

Here are a few I collected. Marcel the shell's cousins. 
The large shell is going to act as a catch all for my jewelry...

So relaxing...

Such a refreshing glass of sangria! mmmm! Fun fact: did you know "sangria" is also Spanish for "blood?" hence the red coloring... 

We did a little shopping... 

One day I will have a trunk similar to this one in my house... Just wait~

New coined term for plastic old ladies... "Mice"

I love starfish

Nothing like a morning walk on the Naples sand.. However the temperatures were close to freezing.. I still somehow enjoyed it because of the beautiful scenery!

Some funny memories I will never forget:
Friends at Burn
$1 Spray tan - do I look OR-ange?
Them re-arranging for the picture
Blue Martini old men
Sara's pilot - going to fly her around the world
"Go home PEEEumP"
Are. You. SERIOUS?! - Lady riding bike in middle of the road
Claaaaaaassiiicc Pig
Spending 30 minutes trying to figure out how to make coffee
Kat and I's acting class. Dying laughing. 
Pretending to get sucked out of apartment + car because of wind
Advice giving over sushi dinners

Advice for when you do not want to be with someone anymore:
-BYE. BYE. BUH-BYE!!! Don't call me. Don't text me. Don't e-mail me. If you think about me a year from now.... 

So many more great memories...
Until next time Naples.. I'll miss you!